Last week, InFaith’s national conference took place at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs. We used a theme of being overwhelmingly refreshed, and the first night, we talked about God’s presence.
Imagine yourself there with us. We gathered in a grand hall with a huge fireplace and a grand piano, participating in some awesome worship, and then hearing significant and poignant teaching from God’s Word. In front of the speaker stood a table, covered with a drape. After the speaker finished, the drape was lifted to reveal an incredible table set with fancy china, silver, pears, and grapes. It was spectacular. We took communion in the presence of the Great King at a table set for a king, in an ambience that was filled with His presence.
Maybe aluminum communion trays and plastic cups don’t do our Savior justice. Maybe we ought to be more extravagant, not to drum up His presence but to celebrate that He is the King of kings and Lord of lords and deserves the very best. Maybe we ought to serve communion in chalices made with the finest silver instead of plastic.
I know there’s no magic in the elements. I get that clearly. But there is something about showing respect and dignity to the presence of the King of Kings, the Lord of lords, and the Creator of all.
I wish you could have been there last week. It was an awesome communion.